I’ve heard that ethnic rhinoplasty is more challenging. Is this true of ethnic revision rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a challenge due to various factors inherent in the ethnic patient and ethnic nose. First and foremost, an understanding of the desired aesthetic goal is paramount. Once this understanding is achieved in the context of the individual’s ethnic background, facial features, and desires, the next step is the analysis. Ethnic patients may have variable strengths of cartilage of the nose, variable lengths of the nasal bones, and variable thickness of the nasal skin; all these variables have implications in the rhinoplasty procedure. In the revision case, these factors play a role.